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Character issues important in today's NFL

Updated: December 16, 2010, 1:26 PM ET
By Steve Muench

Every NFL draft pick involves some kind of risk in some area, and the argument can be made assessing character risk is more important now than ever. Money and reputations are at stake and the league is cracking down hard on off-field transgressions, so teams have to thoroughly investigate all areas of a player's life.

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